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Viktor Orbán’s son-in-law amongst the top 100 wealthiest of Hungary

István Tiborcz, Hungarian Prime Minister VIktor Orbán’s son-in-law made his debut on the list of the top 100 wealthiest businessmen at the 32nd place. According to napi.hu‘s assessment, he is worth 35 billion Forints (~€107 million) and he is the youngest person on the list. István Tiborcz’s wealth grew mostly …

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Donald Trump and Viktor Orbán to meet in Washington on 13 May

Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs confirmed to origo.hu that: US President Donald Trump had invited Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for a working visit in Washington on 13 May. The meeting will be about energy security, US-Hungarian defence cooperation and bilateral relations, and questions of security in the region. Earlier, …

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Peopleʼs Party suspends Fidesz with immediate effect

Hungaryʼs governing populist party Fidesz has been suspended by the centre-right European Peopleʼs Party (EPP), the biggest political grouping in the European Parliament, after a vote triggered by what many member parties see as Fideszʼs defiance of EU policies and EPP values, according to breaking reports Wednesday evening. In an …

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Hungary at Ambassadorial-level ties with Netherlands

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó held an extraordinary press conference this morning at which he announced that he has summoned Hungaryʼs ambassador to the Netherlands home for consultations after Dutch Ambassador to Hungary Gajus Scheltema voiced strong criticisms of the Hungarian government in a newspaper interview. As …

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Hungary Lashes Out at Soros With Poster Campaign

Israel’s ambassador to Hungary denounced the campaign, but hours later Israel’s foreign ministry issued a statement critical of Soros. The Hungarian government launched a poster campaign vilifying the billionaire George Soros. Large posters of the philanthropist appeared all over Hungary in recent days. Soros is depicted smiling, with the text “Let’s …

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Call For Heightened Security At Major Summer Events

Xpatloop reports: The Hungarian authorities should tighten security measures at major events this summer in response to growing challenges to Europe, the head of parliament’s security committee, of the opposition Socialists, said. Noting the recent terrorist attacks and the current military decline of the Islamic State terrorist organisation, Zsolt Molnár …

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Orbán Only European Leader to Congratulate Erdogan

Budapestbeacon reports: Turkey’s state news agency has revealed that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán joined the ranks of leaders of several autocratic states as he congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a narrow referendum victory on Sunday. The news was first reported by Turkey’s Anadolu Agency news wire which was noticed by …

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Hungary Ties With Middle East Superpower Iran

The meeting, which was also attended by Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, was focused on the financing of the Hungarian-Iranian economic programs , which involves developing cooperation in interbank crediting and making import licensing more flexible.  The sides confirmed decisions made at the inaugural meeting of the Hungarian-Iranian economic mixed committee earlier …

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